About Argus

Argus, the global leader in automotive cyber security, provides comprehensive and proven solution suites to protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber-attacks. With decades of experience in both cyber security and the automotive industry, Argus offers innovative security methods and proven computer networking know-how with a deep understanding of automotive best practices. Customers include car manufacturers, their Tier 1 suppliers, fleet operators and aftermarket connectivity providers. Founded in 2013, Argus is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart and Tokyo.

Argus is an independent company of Elektrobit, a leading provider of automotive software products and services.

  • Ronen Smoly
    Ronen Smoly VP Sales

    Ronen Smoly is VP Sales at Argus. Ronen brings over two decades of sales management and business development experience from the telecommunications, cyber security and media markets to Argus. Prior to joining Argus, Ronen served as VP Sales at Hola and held senior management positions at Cisco, NDS (a News Corp Company), Jungo and Cardonet. Ronen holds a B.Sc. in information systems, industrial engineering and management from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. 

  • Yaron Galula
    Yaron Galula Co-Founder & CTO

    Yaron Galula is co-founder and CTO of Argus. Yaron is a cyber security expert who served as Captain and a project manager in the Israeli IDF intelligence unit 8200 where he took part in two Israel Defense Prize winning projects and was awarded the Chief of Military Intelligence award twice. Yaron was previously an algorithms team leader at ConvertMedia and a VFX artist at Mr. X Inc. Yaron holds a B.Sc. in computer engineering, Cum Laude, from the Israel Institute of Technology.

  • Oron Lavi
    Oron Lavi Co-Founder & Chief Architect

    Oron Lavi is co-founder and Chief Architect of Argus. Oron is a cyber security expert who served as Captain and a R&D team leader in the Israeli IDF intelligence unit 8200 where he took part in two Israel Defense Prize winning projects. Oron was previously a senior software engineer at Salesforce.com and the CTO at CBVW. Oron holds a B.Sc. in computer engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from the Tel Aviv University.

  • Rivi Heller
    Rivi Heller VP HR

    Rivi serves as VP Human Resources at Argus. Rivi brings extensive HR experience to Argus from heading HR at Trusteer (acquired by IBM in 2013) and managing large HR portfolios at Madlan, Checkpoint and BigBand Networks. Rivi has vast experience in building organizational culture and brings to Argus a deep understanding of the roles and structures needed to lead teams, foster individual development and successfully scale to meet future challenges. Rivi holds a BA in Psychology from the Open University.

  • Reuven Eliyahu
    Reuven Eliyahu VP Projects

    Reuven Eliyahu is VP Projects at Argus. Reuven is a cyber security expert with vast experience in project management, product management and software development. Before joining Argus, Reuven served as a Business Development Manager at Palantir Technologies and as a Product Director at IntSights, an intelligence driven cyber security startup. Prior to that, Reuven spent 7 years at Thales, where he led engineering, integration and R&D teams.

    Reuven received a B.Sc. in Computer Sciences from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), and took part in the prestigious Zell entrepreneurship program.

  • Ido Ben-Ami
    Ido Ben-Ami VP R&D

    Ido Ben-Ami is VP R&D at Argus. Ido brings two decades of experience in leading & managing the development of complex and highly secure software products and has an extensive understanding of mobile defense systems. Before joining Argus, Ido served as VP R&D at Kaymera and held senior management positions at Cellebrite, including head of R&D, forensics. Ido holds a B.Sc. in computer science, Magna Cum Laude, from Netanya College.  

  • Miki Hakak
    Miki Hakak VP Marketing & Business Development

    Miki Hakak is VP Marketing & Business Development at Argus, bringing over 15 years of strategy, marketing, and business development experience with leading global Israeli hi-tech companies in the fields of telecom, mobile, AdTech, AI and ML. Prior to joining Argus, Miki held the role of VP BD & Marketing and Head of OEM Business at Appnext, where he managed the global marketing team, supporting eight company offices worldwide. He also led the establishment and nurturing of multi-million dollar strategic alliances with top OEMs, including Samsung, Xiaomi, and Lenovo. A certified commercial lawyer, Miki holds a Masters in Law and has a B.A in Economics and MBA. He is also a keen basketball player and music enthusiast.

  • Rubi Arbel
    Rubi Arbel VP Aviation

    Rubi Arbel is VP Aviation at Argus. Rubi brings vast cyber security and aviation experience to Argus having piloted aircraft for 28 years for the Israel Air Force, serving as an IDF cyber specialist and later as a founding partner of the cyber consulting firm, Resilience Cyber Security. Rubi holds an MSc in engineering with a major in data science from Tel Aviv University and a masters degree in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School Government. Rubi is an adrenaline junkie and an enthusiast of all means of advanced transportation, air, land and sea. 

  • Dr. Michael Müller
    Dr. Michael Müller President EMEA

    Michael Mueller is the President of Argus in the EMEA region. Michael has a rich entrepreneurship and management background in the automotive industry. Since founding Magility GmbH & Co. KG in Germany he is Managing Director of this company as well as on the Board of Directors of privately-held companies and on the advisory board of Universities.

    Prior to Argus, Michael served as Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Technology Consulting, as head of Knowledge Management at Daimler Corporate University and as Head of Strategy and Process Management at Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. Prior to that he was an officer in the army of the German Federal Forces.

    Michael received a Dipl.Ing.univ. in Engineering from University of the German Federal Forces in Munich and an Dr. from Technical University in Vienna.

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